GEORGIA

Dueling Polls Tell Different Stories in GOP Primary Standings

And David Perdue is again depicting his opponents as babies.

Andrea Drusch
May 2, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

A new in­tern­al poll for Rep. Jack King­ston (R) con­duc­ted by McLaugh­lin & As­so­ci­ates (R) puts him atop the crowded primary field. His poll shows him tak­ing 20% of the vote, fol­lowed by busi­ness­man Dav­id Per­due (R) at 17% and former Geor­gia Sec­ret­ary of State Kar­en Han­del (R) at 14% (April 28-29, 400 LPVs, +/- 4.9%). It also gives King­ston the highest fa­vor­ab­il­ity rat­ing, at 43%. (re­lease)

A second poll con­duc­ted by In­sid­erAd­vant­age (IVR plus In­ter­net) shows Han­del jump­ing in­to second place, es­sen­tially tied with fron­trun­ner Per­due. The two take 22% to 21%, and King­ton trails in third at 17% (April 27-29, 737 LVs, +/- 3.5%). (Fox At­lanta)

Com­pet­i­tion for second place is not­able, as the large field makes de­clar­ing a ma­jor­ity win­ner in the May 20 primary un­likely. The top two vote earners will go head to head in a Ju­ly 22 primary.

OUT­SIDER AD­VANT­AGE: Per­due is up with his second ad de­pict­ing his com­pet­i­tion as ba­bies, high­light­ing “child­ish” be­ha­vi­or in Wash­ing­ton. He frames the race as a simple choice between him and a group of “pro­fes­sion­al politi­cians.” He’s up against three cur­rent D.C. law­makers and a former Geor­gia sec­ret­ary of state, and has a new web­site titled “63 years,” the total time his op­pon­ents have spent in of­fice.

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